13 May 2018
Don Jazzy drums support for songwriters
The renowned music producer made the statement on his official social medium platforms stating that not everyone will be successful as artists.
@Donjazzy “I think what our industry needs now is more song writers. We have too many artists as it is”.
He added “Maybe you aren’t successful because you think you’ve what it takes to be an artist when you could be a mega songwriter. “Not all of us will be successful artists”.
Don Jazzy hinted he is working on something that will enable some talented writers earn more than artists. “I am working on something and when I’m done, I can guarantee some of you will make more money than most artists just being a talented song writer”.
The Mavin record label boss claimed to be playing his part by employing songwriters and his artists are willing to work with because they are not too proud and stingy. He urged artist to let songwriters play their roles stating that no man is an island.
“I have some songwriters and my artists are not stingy to share and not too proud to want to attempt to do it all alone. No man is an island. “Artists need to understand that we respect their own craft as artists and performers and we don’t care if they wrote their songs or not”.
Don Jazzy called for a change in attitude towards recognition of song writers saying more credits should be given to them insisting that everybody involved in a job deserves their accolades. “All these need to change and they will change. When an artist wins an award for the song you wrote, yes the songwriter wins also”.
Don Jazzy is known for giving people lifetime opportunities in the music industry. He famously produced a beat called Enigma and encouraged artist to make a song with the beat and awarded the winner with a cash prize and other gifts.